How to Update Mismatched Vintage Furniture

This story started with a lunch. 

How to Update Mismatched Vintage Furniture
Actually two fabulous gourmet lunches. 

One to lure me into helping my friend paint, and another to solidify the deal. Wine and flowers included. 

These 2 old dressers sat side by side for years. They didn't match but they worked. 

Giving New Life to Mismatched Vintage Furniture

When my girlfriend asked my advice on painting the dressers I was more than happy to lend a hand. 

We used Fusion Mineral Paint in Homestead Blue.
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I bought 2 jars but once we got started it was very clear that we wouldn't need to open the second one.

Giving New Life to Mismatched Vintage Furniture with Fusion Mineral Paint

This paint, in this color, covers so beautifully it took only one coat to paint these dressers. I had similar results when I painted my front door. You can read all about it by clicking this link. ^

 Mismatched Vintage Furniture Painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

What a difference a little paint makes!!

The dressers quickly looked more like a matching set than a random couple. The paint made a world of difference. No more scratches, chips, or faded wood.

After painting, we headed to the DLawless Hardware website and located gorgeous knobs to replace the mismatched wooden knobs on both dressers.  DLawless has a great selection, they are inexpensive, and they got to my girlfriend's house in just a couple of days. 

The dressers were finished in no time and the knobs look beautiful! 

These "after" cell phone photos were sent to me by my girlfriend.

I almost feel guilty being fed such delicious lunch when the painting was so quick and easy! 

 Mismatched Vintage Furniture Painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Homestead Blue
Please excuse the grainy photo!
One jar of paint and one coat coverage left enough paint to paint several more things around her house.


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  1. Wondering if you've ever used Fusion paint on cabinets?

    1. Hey Sugar! I have not used it on Kitchen cabinets but I've used it on everything from glass to metal to all kinds of wood and it is my favorite paint. A lot of people do use it on their kitchen cabinets and have been very happy with it. :)

  2. Did you have to wax or add top coat to the painted pieces?

    1. No wax or sealer necessary with Fusion Mineral Paint!

  3. Ooh! You did such a good job! Did you have to sand the dressers first? I have a jewelry armoire that I bought Fusion coal black paint for but didn't know if I had to sand it! (Hope not!!!!).

    1. Hi Tess, sorry just saw this question... I only quickly went over the whole piece with sandpaper. It is usually not necessary. :)


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